But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Saturday, 06 January 2018 06:09

Why is saving grace not bestowed upon all?

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image QUESTION. Why is saving grace not bestowed upon all?

ANSWER. We must hold with Zanchius that there is always a just reason for God's will. But in particular I answer:

God gives grace to one and denies it to another—to show His sovereignty. God is not bound to give grace to all. Romans 9:15: "I...

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Tuesday, 26 December 2017 02:21

The Time is Short

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A sermon preached July 2, 1676, at the funeral of Pastor John Wells

"But this I say, brethren, the time is short." 1 Corinthians 7:29

The blessed Apostle in these words shows us what our station in the world is, and what all our secular enjoyments are. They are short and transient....

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God “...will repay each person according to what they have done.” To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger. There...

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Saturday, 16 December 2017 08:54

An Essential Mark of a Sound Conversion

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We turn from our own RIGHTEOUSNESS. Before conversion, man seeks to cover himself with his own fig-leaves, and to make himself acceptable with God, by his own duties. He is apt to trust in himself, and set up his own righteousness, and to reckon his pennies for gold, and not to...

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by John Hendryx

From the beginning to the end of John's Gospel, Jesus has a definitive train of thought regarding whom He came to save. In John 6 (for example) during a discussion about faith with some Jews, Jesus declared, "All that the Father gives me will come to me" (John 6:37) - From this text...

 

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Tuesday, 28 November 2017 11:29

Why Did Jesus Christ Come to Earth?

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“The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.” 1 Timothy 1:15

Christ Jesus came to save sinners.

Not, then, merely to prepare salvation for them; to open to them a pathway to...

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Wednesday, 22 November 2017 03:32

Our True Condition Before God

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 "Man is never sufficiently touched and affected by the awareness of his lowly state until he has compared himself with God's majesty." - John Calvin

In the following section in Institutes, Calvin lays bare the true condition of our hearts in light of the majesty and holiness of...

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Monday, 20 November 2017 06:57

On the Golden Rule

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So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 7:12)

It is an exhortation to his [Christ’s] disciples to be just, and contains a short and simple definition of what justice means. We are here informed,...

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Friday, 17 November 2017 08:37

The Attributes of God (17-Part MP3 Series)

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The Attributes of God (MP3 Series) Sydney Anglican Network Audio Sermons. The following files are in MP3 format.

To download MP3, right click and save the file to your hard drive.

Language About God - Part 1

Language About God - Part 2

The Character of God

The Concept of God - Part 1

The...

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Wednesday, 08 November 2017 01:39

10 Classic eBooks on Justification by Faith

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The following eBooks on the doctrine of justification by grace alone, through faith alone are free for download.  Remember when downloading, use your default browser, NOT your Facebook app. (FB app does not recognize eBooks)The Doctrine of Justification: An Outline of its History in the...

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Tuesday, 07 November 2017 06:03

The Monergism Books Mega Giveaway - Over 100 Books

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Saturday, 21 October 2017 04:48

History of the Reformation (7 Free eBooks)

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Below are several free eBook on the Reformation

The Reformers and the Theology of the Reformation (eBook)by William Cunningham

Historical Theology (eBook)by William Cunningham

History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century (eBook)by J. H. Merle D'Aubigne

Dawn of the Reformation (eBook)by Herbert B...

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I have read some critical remarks of Lordship salvation which have some validity. These criticisms have indeed been true with some erroneous presentations of Lordship that appear to be nothing more than a works-based based gospel which give the impression that salvation, at least partly, has to do...

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Many classics of ther Christian faith are out of the average person's price range. We have made some of them available for free. 

iPhone, iPad Users:To open ePub in iPhone open the file with Safari, NOT YOUR FACEBOOK APP. You must tap the 3 vertical dots in the bottom right, which says Open...

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Repentance does not mean you simply stop sinning. It means, rather, by the grace of God, turning to the only one who has the power to enable you to do so. Being a Christian is not a self-salvation project but an appeal to the grace of God in Jesus Christ as our only hope. Otherwise, left to...

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Monday, 02 October 2017 05:42

Knowing Our God

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Thus says the LORD: "Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD" Jeremiah 9:23-24

Introduction

Of all the possible pursuits,...

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Thursday, 28 September 2017 06:51

Joseph, a Type of Christ

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image And God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth, and to keep alive for you many survivors. So it was not you who sent me here, but God. He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house and ruler over all the land of Egypt. Gen. 45:7-8

For the last few days I have been...

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Saturday, 16 September 2017 10:09

Christ, Our Great Substitute

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by Thaddeus Williams

“For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”(2 Corinthians 5:21)

What is substitutionary atonement?

The cross of Jesus is where the substitutionary atonement happened. On the cross, Jesus served as our...

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Thursday, 14 September 2017 06:42

On God, Providence, and Natural Disasters

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Guest Post by Steve Hays

1. Two recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida renewed perennial debates about the problem of natural evil. Calvinists and freewill theists give different answers. A friend asked me to comment on this old screed by Rachel Held Evans:
 
I rarely read RHE. Outrage is crack...

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Monday, 11 September 2017 03:51

Do you believe God sent the hurricane(s)?

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image Yes, I believe God ordains all that comes to pass (Eph 1:11) If a calamity occurs in a city has not the LORD done it?" (Amos 3:6). After losing all ten of his children after a great wind had caused the collapse of his son's house, Job says, "The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away. Blessed be...

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Thursday, 07 September 2017 05:23

The Double Cure

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image When the Holy Spirit regenerates a man and joins him to Christ, He shows him the heinousness of his sin. Seeing he cannot save himself from it, the sinner appeals to Christ to deliver him both from 1) sin's guilt and 2) from its power; from God's wrath and from sin's bondage; to not only justify...

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Tuesday, 05 September 2017 05:13

Amillennialism and The “Future” Kingdom of God

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image A common misunderstanding about amillennialism is that “covenant theologians regard the kingdom of God as a wholly invisible and wholly present reality with no future, earthly fulfillment.” It is argued that because amillennialists have no place in their eschatological scheme for Jesus...

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image Just a couple of comments on one of the articles in the Nashville Statement

ARTICLE 10WE AFFIRM that it is sinful to approve of homosexual immorality or transgenderism and that such approval constitutes an essential departure from Christian faithfulness and witness.

WE DENY that the approval of...

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Monday, 28 August 2017 10:12

Rebuilding the Tower of Babel

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image While peace and global unity are laudable pursuits on the surface, such goals ought to be seen in the light of what took place at the Tower of Babe (Gen 11:1-9). This event stands as a stark warning against utopianism, against man's proud and unending use of politics, economics and false religion...

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by Dean Davis

NOTE: The essay below is an extract from the book, The High King of Heaven: Discovering the Master Keys to the Great End Time Debate by Dean Devis (Redemption Press, 2014). It deals with one of the great biblical signs of the imminence of the Consummation: the large-scale converision...

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